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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Apr 13, 2014 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

re: "what other artist(s) have site(s) where just about any show form their career is streamable (and/or downloadable)...? what paradigm is this?"

excerpts from Grateful Dead's digital media and trading policy 'rights', posted here on The Archive:
- "No commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our music, whether through advertising, exploiting databases compiled from their traffic, or any other means."

- "All participants in such digital exchange acknowledge and respect the copyrights of the performers, writers and publishers of the music."
How about some of the commercial GD stuff I see hosted on YouTube (which is owned by Google). imo, Google and YouTube are ripping-off the GD (and Alembic and Warner) hugely! Geeeezz, this Tivoli-show video from Europe '72 has an audio track that was ripped from the new CDs of the 16-track masters. Also, YouTube's embedded player for 'this show' includes Google-ads inserted into the stream.

Are Google and YouTube "too big" for fans (and lawyers) to ask them to stop ripping off our favorite band? Are they paying the TV crew, GD, Alembic, the sound crew, Warner Records, and Rhino GDP royalties? Can anyone explain the "rights and permissions" aspects of this? What's going on here?

YouTube's digital media and trading policy 'terms of use'